Allow Admins to Set Notifications for Groups and Channels
Currently, it up to users to turn on notifications for new posts in channels. This should be up to the admin/channel owners as these are sometimes used for business operation notifications and we can't rely on every user to actually turn on notifications for a channel. In fact, there is far too much left up to the user that a Teams Admin should have the ability to setup as an organizational policy.
Completely agree with this request. Can't expect users to proactively do this everytime they are added to a channel!
PLEASE ADD THIS FEATURE!
For large organizations, deploying a Team channel without the ability to globally manage all of the channel notification settings is a nightmare. People miss important updates because the default for new posts is set to off.
The fact is that many people expect channel post alerts to behave like chat post alerts. There is no one size fits all solution which is why administrators need the ability to create policies that will help to align the settings with what makes the most sense for specific scenarios.
Anyone saying this is not needed is being short sighted. Just because the default works for you does not mean that it works for everyone or every scenario.
This needs to happen.
tyler shobe commented
Please update this as Team's admins should be able to change the *default notifications to fit their org.
Garrett Reynolds commented
agreed. Make this happen!
It would really help with Front Line Workers and organizations in general.
Theresa B commented
It is ridiculous that the default is turned to off. The entire concept with Teams is to improve communication and collaboration. Having each individual team member manage notifications across all of their teams individually is problematic and time consuming.
Kris M. commented
"I agree COMPLETELY. This same request has been requested in other UserVoice threads. Is there any reason not to allow administrators to make sure users get notified? (1) Notifications should be ON by default. (2) Administrators should be able to turn on notifications for all users for each channel."
Please allow admin to change the notification settings in the admin center for all users.
Simon Kenny commented
allow owners to change notifications for all users in a channel
Dave dlugose commented
Allowing the users to start off with all notifications and allowing each person to turn it down for each individual seems best.
This is available in most other communications tools. Make no sense to not have this available in Teams. This will stifle adoption of Channels.
Without this channels are useless. I'm a long-time Slack user and the fact that these are off by default means that moving the organization to use threaded messages is just impossible. My mind is blown that this is not an option....
Nick Thoman commented
This is needed. I am finding channels completely useless at our company because no one sees the messages. I even did a test in a channel that said "First one to respond to this gets a prize" it's been weeks without a reply. :(
PS: I was going to give away a new XBox... guess I'll keep it. ;)
GEORGE M commented
Can not agree more ! The scenarios are two:
Either make it default for everyone to be on for all activity.
Either you let the admins decide, so that they can efficiently help the businesses without major drawbacks due to the users inexperienced with these interfaces.
Please help us the admins and give some options here.
BTW i have to do this for 600 employees.... and what i am doing essentially is tutoring about teams and how to enable notifications for posts, files and stufff where these things should be default on... Thank you, please help us.
Please allow admin to change the notification settings in the admin center for all users. we would love the ability to force banner and feed.
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Yes, please "enable" this feature. Even if it's changing the default to notifications enabled for any new channel. I'd rather have users complain about getting spammed with notifications and teach them how to turn them off, rather then have to have everyone "learn" how to get notifications for each important channel.
Most users that I interact with find it counter-intuitive to enable notifications for something they are a part of.
I was looking for this feature. I am convinced that it would help initiating a channel. Afterwards users could always unclick the follow-up of activities in case it is not relevant to them
John McCormack commented
This is a vital feature as people are defaulting to chat instead of channels, which is not good.